PHILADELPHIA – Taylor Magil made the second consecutive unsuccessful start for the Mets, Brendan Nima Hamered, and the Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Francisco Lindar was the RBI single for the Mets, who recovered after undermining the lead four times in the eighth inning against Philadelphia on Monday night to disrupt two games.
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Megill (2-0), who got a spot in the rotation only when two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom was turned down from a shoulder problem at a spring workout, again looked like an ace for 5 ⅓ innings.
After throwing five innings to win the first day in Washington, Megill overtook Zach Wheeler (0-1).
Megil refused only three blows, did not go any and struck out five. The stocky 26-year-old right-hander conceded just six shots, while struck out 11 without a walk in his two starts.
Mets manager Buck Shawolter raised Megill in sixth place after Johan Camarga distinguished himself and took second place in the sacrifice of Simon Muzioti.
Chauffeur Chase Shrew forced Kyle Schwarber to his feet, and J. T. Realmuta volunteered to maintain a 1-0 advantage.
Philadelphia threatened again in seventh place when Nick Castellanos doubled one exit, but Drew Smith knocked out Rhys Hoskins and Didi Gregorius to the delight of many Mets fans among the 26,045 present at Citizens Bank Park.
Shriv and Smith together gave one shot in 2 ⅔ zero innings with four strikeouts.
Edwin Diaz scored three on the ninth, making his first save in the combined five. To finish, he beat Hoskins runners in first and second place.
Diaz, who was seventh in the major tournaments with 32 saves last season, returned to the Mets on Tuesday, missing three days on the loss list.
Phyllis ’awkward internal defense helped the Mets get a double cushion in the eighth.
The night after Alec Bohm made three mistakes at third base and then apologized after TV cameras caught his swearing, the Camargue started there on Tuesday.
The Camargue throw for a second after exposing the starter Starling Marte in the eighth, snatched the man from Bryson Stot’s base out of the bag. Stot recovered to kick Nima, but was unable to make the throw first to complete the double play. Marte took second place and scored on Lindor’s single.
Bohm received a standing ovation before landing as a pinch beater in the eighth.
Castellini, also the team’s chief operating officer, is the son of the Reds ’executive director Bob Castellini, the team’s controlling owner since January 2006. Cincinnati has reached the playoffs four times in 15 years, losing in the Division Series in 2010 and 2012, and the Wild Card Round in 2013 and 2020. During this period, the “reds” finished with a record of victories in just five seasons.
Speaking on WLW radio before the team’s home start on Tuesday, Phil Castellini was asked why a fan should maintain his confidence.
“Well, where are you going? Let’s start from there. I mean, who do you sell the team to? ” Said Castellini. “Another thing – do you want to hold this discussion? If you want to see what you would do with this team to make it more profitable, make more money, compete more in the current economic system that exists in this game? It would be to pick it up and move it to another location.
“And so be careful what you ask for. I think we are doing everything we can with the resources we have. We are no more pleased with the results than the fans. I’m not sitting here and saying someone needs to be happy. I’m not grinding trophies in the office right now, and that’s why we’re here. But the point is, I think we had to change discipline. We tried a lot of things that didn’t work. And they approached work and didn’t. No one should tell me it didn’t work. So I think we learned from those things. And trust me, (general manager) Nick (King), he’s a guy on a mission. And he’s a bull in a Chinese store who has his own way of doing it, and a way to grow his own, and he does just that. ”
In the off-season, the “reds” exchanged former pitcher of all-stars Sony Gray, outfielder Jesse Winker, as well as third baseman Eugenio Suarez and deputy Amir Garrett.
After the Reds lost to the Cleveland Guardians 10-5 and dropped to 2-3, Phil Castellini made a statement.
“I apologize to the Reds fans and regret the comments I made today,” he said. “We love this city, we love this team and we love our fans. I understand how our fans feel, and I am very sorry. “